Posted July 21, 2020 8:00 am by Comments

By Ben Philippi

Steve Newlan of Windsor Arms Co. photographed in 2018 firing his select-fire M16 with an Adam Arms piston upper receiver chambered in Russian 5.45x39mm. (Photo: Ben Philippi/
The 15th annual Green Mountain Boys machine gun shoot took place last weekend in Eden, Vermont. It reported an approximate 60 percent attendance rate compared to years before the COVID-19 outbreak.
David Bord photographed in 2018 firing his M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle chambered in .30-06. (Photo: Ben Philippi/
The event has taken place without fail every July since 2003 at Camp David, a shooting range deep in the woods near Eden, Vermont. It is organized by David Villeneuve, his family, and a group of dedicated volunteers. They invite like-minded people to come together, get some serious trigger time, and celebrate the Second Amendment.
Shooters from as far away as California rent spaces along the firing line. They bring an assortment of guns including rare models and lots of ammo. Some even bring tanks, military vehicles with mounted weapons, and artillery guns. The range reaches out to approximately 300 yards.
Douglas Wood dumps a 30-mag on his AK-47 sending brass high in the air. Photographed in 2018. (Photo: Ben Philippi/
Spectators from across the Northeast US and Canada


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